B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
890 Clarks Chapel Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
Telephone
(828) 645-4221

North Buncombe High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
62 responses
Average ACT
25
34 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies
    28%
  • Fifth quarter celebrations
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Foreign Exchange Students
    17%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,115
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,898/ year
National
$11,890
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses

North Buncombe High School Reviews

97 reviews
All Categories
My (4) years at NB High were great! For the most part the faculty and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. I was very well advised on my courses and was pushed to excel. I was nominated by my peers and attended the NC Governors school as a rising Senior. As a participant in the band, I got to travel to Pearl Harbor to represent our school in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade as well as DC to participate in the Presidents Cup Competition. While in DC I was one of two individuals to be selected to perform on stage with the United States Army Band (Pershing's Own). We were just invited to perform in the D. Day Memorial Parade in Normandy France in (2019). I would love to be there for that. I hate to see my High School Years come to an end, but I am ready for the next step and am looking forward to what the future has in store. Aaron C. Banks
Review North Buncombe High School
North Buncombe is an underrated high school in Buncombe County, which has just as much to offer as the southern Buncombe districts in terms of AP classes, qualified and committed faculty, and extracurricular opportunities. Although it does not have some of the more traditional pre-collegiate extracurricular activities such as a debate team, it has numerous other opportunities that are more unique (e.g., WorldQuest, Robotics Team).
Throughout my years at NB, I only had a handful of teachers, as do most people. The teachers I had were mostly good, with a few bad apples. Sadly, most of the math department teachers are unsatisfactory. The science and history department teachers, however, are mostly phenomenal. The english department teachers are all right.

Some teachers give special treatment to athletes, and most of the athletes know that they get special treatment, so they continuously miss assignments/do bad on tests, and they teachers continuously give them special treatment. It's an endless cycle, and it's not fair to the kids who have actual reasons for their underachievement.